fibrous


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fi·brous

 (fī′brəs)
adj.
1. Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
2. Full of sinews; tough.

fi′brous·ly adv.
fi′brous·ness n.

fibrous

(ˈfaɪbrəs)
adj
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres: fibrous tissue.
ˈfibrously adv
ˈfibrousness n

fi•brous

(ˈfaɪ brəs)

adj.
containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
[1620–30]
fi′brous•ly, adv.
fi′brous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fibrous - having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
2.fibrous - (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
Translations
ليفي، ذو ألياف
vláknitý
fiber-fiberagtig
rostos
trefja-, trefjóttur
lifli

fibrous

[ˈfaɪbrəs] ADJfibroso

fibrous

[ˈfaɪbrəs] adj [object, substance] → fibreux/euse

fibrous

adjfaserig

fibrous

[ˈfaɪbrəs] adjfibroso/a

fibre

(American) fiber (ˈfaibə) noun
1. a fine thread or something like a thread. a nerve fibre.
2. a material made up of fibres. coconut fibre.
3. character. A girl of strong moral fibre.
ˈfibrous adjective
ˈfibreglass noun, adjective
1. (of) very fine threadlike pieces of glass, used for insulation, in materials etc. fibreglass curtains.
2. (of) a plastic material reinforced with such glass, used for many purposes eg building boats.

fi·brous

a. fibroso-a.
1. rel. a la fibrina;
2. estructura en forma de hilo;
___ ankylosisanquilosis ___;
___ cortical defectdefecto cortical ___;
___ degenerationdegeneración ___;
___ goiterbocio ___;
___ jointarticulación ___;
___ tissuetejido ___;
___ tuberculetubérculo ___.
References in classic literature ?
Now, of course, this canal is filled with much the same strangely fibrous substance -- the spinal cord --as the brain; and directly communicates with the brain.
Having obtained a quantity for his purpose, he places it in a bag made of the net-like fibrous substance attached to all cocoanut trees, and compressing it over the bread-fruit, which being now sufficiently pounded, is put into a wooden bowl--extracts a thick creamy milk.
Some had not then attained a sufficient degree of maturity; and their thick skin covered a white but rather fibrous pulp.
Fancy a surgeon, with his nippers lifting tendons, muscles and such things into view, out of the complex machinery of a corpse, and observing, "Now this little nerve quivers--the vibration is imparted to this muscle--from here it is passed to this fibrous substance; here its ingredients are separated by the chemical action of the blood--one part goes to the heart and thrills it with what is popularly termed emotion, another part follows this nerve to the brain and communicates intelligence of a startling character--the third part glides along this passage and touches the spring connected with the fluid receptacles that lie in the rear of the eye.
If Lydgate had been aware of all the pride he excited in that delicate bosom, he might have been just as well pleased as any other man, even the most densely ignorant of humoral pathology or fibrous tissue: he held it one of the prettiest attitudes of the feminine mind to adore a man's pre-eminence without too precise a knowledge of what it consisted in.
WHEN TARZAN OF the Apes was still but a boy he had learned, among other things, to fashion pliant ropes of fibrous jungle grass.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
A plant from whose fibrous bark is made an article of
When the water is at its height, the alders, willows, and maples send forth a mass of fibrous red roots several feet long from all sides of their stems in the water, and to the height of three or four feet from the ground, in the effort to maintain themselves; and I have known the high blueberry bushes about the shore, which commonly produce no fruit, bear an abundant crop under these circumstances.
But the most curious circumstance is, that it secretes from the skin of its belly, when handled, a most beautiful carmine-red fibrous matter, which stains ivory and paper in so permanent a manner that the tint is retained with all its brightness to the present day: I am quite ignorant of the nature and use of this secretion.
Around this opening, which had, possibly, for ages permitted a free entrance to the brilliant moonbeams that now illumined the vast pile, grew a quantity of creeping plants, whose delicate green branches stood out in bold relief against the clear azure of the firmament, while large masses of thick, strong fibrous shoots forced their way through the chasm, and hung floating to and fro, like so many waving strings.
Stay, master, look: that group of black roofs which make such singular angles yonder, above that heap of black, fibrous grimy, dirty clouds, where the moon is completely crushed and spread out like the yolk of an egg whose shell is broken.